East Central Regional Library - Recommended Genealogy Sites

 

Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian Bob Gray, Revised June 2012

 

Bureau of Land Management

www.glorecords.blm.gov

Access to millions of Federal Land Title Records issued since 1820

 

Cyndi’s List

www.cyndislist.com

An index to genealogical resources on the Internet and links to online research sites

 

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

www.cem.va.gov

Acquire Presidential Memorial Certificates and locate burials in VA National Cemeteries

 

DistantCousin

www.distantcousin.com

Genealogy records & scanned images of historical documents

 

ELM (Electronic Library for MN)

www.elm4you.org

Collection of databases, including Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922) and Minnesota Reflections

 

FamilySearch

www.familysearch.org

The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world, courtesy of the LDS Church

 

Find A Grave

www.findagrave.com

Locate millions of cemetery and grave records throughout the world.  Includes photos and “famous grave search”

 

Iron Range Research Center

www.mndiscoverycenter.com/research-center

Extensive collection of genealogy materials, including naturalization records

 

Minnesota Genealogical Society

www.mngs.org

Minnesota’s largest and most comprehensive family research organization

 

Minnesota Historical Society

www.mnhs.org

Access to the library catalog, archives, and indexes (birth, death, veterans)

 

Minnesota Official Marriage System

www.mncounty.com

Index to marriage certificates on file in MN, includes names and dates

 

National Archives (NARA)

www.archives.gov

Acquire copies of military, passport, immigration, census, and naturalization records

 

USGenWeb Project

www.usgenweb.org

Links to all the state genealogy websites which provide gateways to county sites

 

Foreign Country & Immigration Sites

 

CastleGarden

www.castlegarden.org

Arrivals at the Port of New York, 1820-1892

 

Danish Emigration Archives

www.emiarch.dk

Access to the National Danish Database on Private Archives (in Danish)

 

Ellis Island

www.ellisisland.org

Arrivals at the Port of New York, 1892-1954

 

Genline

www.genline.com

Swedish genealogy online, including church records

 

Genuki

www.genuki.org.uk

Links to genealogy sites in the United Kingdom and Ireland

 

German Genealogy

www.germanroots.com

Comprehensive site devoted to German records

 

Immigration History Research Center

www.ihrc.umn.edu

Archives and research on international migration

 

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

www.immigrantships.net

Research immigration and naturalization records, ship passenger lists

 

National Archives

www.archives.gov/research/immigration/

How to access “port of arrival” records in the National Archives

 

Norway Heritage

www.norwayheritage.com

Access to passenger ships and emigration lists, 1825-1873

 

Norwegian American Genealogical Assn

www.norwegianamerican.org

Promotes Norwegian research

 

Norwegian American Genealogical Center

www.nagcnl.org

Library and research center devoted to Norwegian heritage

 

Norwegian Emigration Center

www.utvandrersenteret.no

Based in Stavanger, the center does genealogy research throughout Norway (fee-based)

 

Online Passenger Lists

www.germanroots.com/onlinelists.html

US Arrival Records, International Arrivals & Departures, and General Sites

 

The Ships List

www.theshipslist.com

Access to ship passenger lists and other immigration records

 

Swedish Genealogical Society of MN

www.sgsmn.org

Assists members & friends with Swedish research

 

Utvandrarnas Hus

www.utvandrarnashus.se/eng

Comprehensive Swedish genealogy and immigrant site (fee-based research)